Free entry to artmonte-carlo this weekend

Artmonte-carlo is celebrating its fifth anniversary and to celebrate, the organisers are offering free admission to the Grimaldi Forum event on Saturday.

The Grimaldi Forum is hosting artmonte-carlo 2021 from 15th to 17th July and will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the event with a free entry day on Saturday the 17th.

The exclusive art fair will feature a selection of top-drawer contemporary art galleries such as Hauser & Wirth, Pace, White Cube, Kamel Mennour, Perrotin, Air de Paris, Almine Rech, Esther Schipper, Galerie kreo, and Carpenters Workshop as well as modern and classical art dealers including Dickenson, Waddington Custot, Mazzoleni, Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Robilant+Voena, and Moretti Fine Art. In addition, there will be some magnificent outdoor sculptures by Xavier Vellhan and Bertrand Lavier located on the Esplanade of the Grimaldi Forum.

Launched in 2016 by Thomas Hug, artmonte-carlo is a leading international artistic platform for contemporary and modern art and design. The event is dedicated to the inspiring thought, collaborations and exchanges amongst art lovers and professionals and has given rise in the past to joint projects. It was created as a complement to the wildly successful artgenève, which is marking its 10-year anniversary in January of 2022 at the Palexpo Geneva.

The exhibition comes at a time when art fairs of this kind are only just starting to return after the pandemic and is a boon to the art scene in the region.

An award, the Prix Solo artmonte-carlo FP Journe, will be presented at the end of the event by a jury made up of some of Monaco’s leading art figures including the Director of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM), Björn Dahlström, Célia Bernasconi, the Chief Curator at NMNM and Clément Minghetti, the Chief Curator of the Mudam Luxembourg-Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.